The Only Comprehensive Development Text Written Specifically for Educators
More than any other development text, Child Development and Education spells out the practical implications of development theory and research and provides concrete applications for educators to take into the classroom.
Development and Practice features offer developmentally appropriate concrete strategies for facilitating student development and learning (e.g., pp. 96, 208, and 222).
Observation Guidelines tables help students learn to observe developmental nuances in children and adolescents (e.g., pp. 84-85, 98, 200, and 209).
Applying Concepts in Child Development sections at the ends of each chapter provide scenarios connected to developmental concepts and allow students to practice applying their knowledge of development (e.g., pp.105-107 and 228-231).
The Difference between Reading about Development and Seeing It in Diverse Contexts
More than any other text, Child Development and Education illustrates abstract concepts with concrete illustrations from children of diverse family, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds through case studies; artifacts from journals, sketchbooks, and schoolwork; and digital video footage.
Each chapter begins and ends with a Case Study and includes integrated vignettes throughout the chapter (e.g., pp. 63, 75, 81, and 105).
Most chapters have one or more Developmental Trends tables that highlight the developmental differences that readers are apt to observe in infancy (birth-2), early childhood (2-6), middle childhood (6-10), early adolescence (10-14), and late adolescence (14-18). See pages 87-88 and 225 for examples.
Interpreting Children’s Artifacts and Reflections features provide practice in evaluating student work and applying new knowledge authentically (e.g., pp.105-106, and 230).
Digital video footage allows students to explore significant topics in child development, including memory, friendship, and families, from the perspective of children from five age groups (e.g., pp. 65, 195, 201, 202, and 217).
Chapter 1: Making a Difference in the Lives of Children and Adolescents Chapter 2: Using Research to Understand Children and Adolescents Chapter 3: Family Culture and Community Chapter 4: Biological Beginnings Chapter 5: Physical Development Chapter 6: Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky Chapter 7: Cognitive Development: Cognitive Processes Chapter 8: Intelligence Chapter 9: Language Development Chapter 10: Development in the Content Domains Chapter 11: Emotional Development Chapter 12: Development of Self and Social Understanding
Chapter 13: Development of Motivation and Self-Regulation
Chapter 14: Development of Morality and Interpersonal Behaviors